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Think about your family before you purchase your next home

I was talking to my dad the other day about our new investment property that we have started to move into and he was saying how much he liked our new house.

I said "I thought you loved our old house?" He said "I did, except I hated the stairs" In the past 2 years
including one as recent as late June, my dad has had both knees replaced and stairs were getting harder and harder for him to climb. So he was very happy to find out we bought a one level home.

So, I guess after we get done remodeling this property, our next few investment properties will be one level homes. This way old pops can come over and visit without making his visit a painful one.

Do you think about your aging parents or yourself when you look at property?




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Comment balloon 7 commentsRespect Realty LLC • July 28 2007 11:53AM


I'm putting in a first floor powder room so my Mom can visit comfortably.  If we are very lucky, we get to have aging parents with bad knees!
Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 11 years ago
The older I get the more set I am on a one-level home...we currently have an upstairs but use it as a guest room and a storage place for all our junk.  My brother died after a lengthy illness several years ago.  If they had not had a spare bedroom downstairs he would of been stuck upstairs.  I see so many homes being built now with bedrooms all upstairs.  I'ts not just us old folks that need a full living area downstairs...what happens if a baby is born to the family that is physically impaired, or if a child breaks a leg?  You have to look to the future.
Posted by Mary Warren over 11 years ago

I didn't even think of that Mary. I just looked at a home yesterday. Everything was upstairs, including the laundry room. I thought that was just plain weird to me.

Patricia - good for you, nice to see more people who care about their parents and think of them.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago
Valid points Todd. My company just had a listing expire on a lovely home, priced right, good neighborhood - but stairs everywhere - and we are a retirement area.
Posted by Joan Snodgrass (Midamerica Referral Network) over 11 years ago

You just don't think about then when you take a listing that something as simple as stairs can effect a sale do you Joan.


Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago
Honestly, I am only 26 years old and I avoid stairs like the plauge!  It's not that I am lazy, I just don't want to work...oh wait, I guess I am lazy!
Posted by Jon Mitchell (Classic Property Management) over 11 years ago


Thanks for the laugh

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

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